1. Cam'ron Drafts Pals Into 'Purple Haze'

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With a guest list that includes hot players Kanye West and Twista, Cam'ron is preparing the release of his new album, "Purple Haze." Due Dec. 7 via Diplomats/Roc-A-Fella, the set is said to boast the With a guest list that includes hot players Kanye West and Twista, Cam'…

  2. Chaka Khan's Son Arrested For Murder

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The 25-year-old son of veteran R&B singer Chaka Khan has been arrested for murder after shooting another man while they fought over a gun, according to Los Angeles police. The 25-year-old son of veteran R&B singer Chaka Khan has been arrested for murder after shooting another man…

  3. Ying Yang Twins Crunk Up New CD/DVD

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Atlanta-based hip-hop outfit Ying Yang Twins will unveil a new CD/DVD release Nov. 2 via TVT. The CD portion of "My Brother & Me" will feature 10 new songs, including the single "Halftime (Stand U Atlanta-based hip-hop outfit Ying Yang Twins will unveil a new CD/DVD release…

  4. Yusuf Islam: 'I Am A Victim'

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Yusuf Islam blasts the United States' system of screening airline passengers of potential terrorists as "indiscriminate" and "unjust" in an editorial in today's (Sept. 28) Los Angeles Times. Yusuf Islam blasts the United States' system of screening airline…

  5. Chingy Taps Janet, R. Kelly For 'Powerballin''

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Janet Jackson and R. Kelly are among the guests appearing on Chingy's sophomore album, "Powerballin'." The set is due Nov. 5 via Capitol, bumped up a week from its scheduled release date. Other guests Janet Jackson and R. Kelly are among the guests appearing on Chingy'…

  6. eBay, Virgin, Son Volt & Downhill Battle

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tangled Web: A weekly column featuring intriguing online music-related issues & destinations. This Week: eBay, Virgin, Son Volt and Downhill Battle. TWO MORE JOIN FRAY: In the past week, two more digital-music services jumped into the increasingly crowded download market. First, online…

  7. Air Gets Symphonic With Beck, Falkner

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Air got a lift from surprise guests Beck and Jason Falkner last night (Sept. 26) at Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl during the French electronica/rock duo's career first live performance with a full orche Air got a lift from surprise guests Beck and Jason Falkner last night (Sept. 26)…

  8. A Q&A With Barry Manilow

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for bb.com. Barry Manilow has a busy fall. On Sept. 28, Concord Records releases " Scores: Songs from 'Copacabana' and 'Harmony ,'" Manilow's 43rd album. The CD is a collection of tunes from two musicals penned by Manilow, as…

  9. Lynn Takes Two Americana Awards

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Loretta Lynn earned two trophies Friday at the third annual Americana Honors & Awards in Nashville. The veteran country performer was named artist of the year, while her acclaimed Jack White-produ Loretta Lynn earned two trophies Friday at the third annual Americana Honors & Awards in…

  10. Billboard Bits: Setzer, Locke, Schneider

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Setzer, Locke, Schneider The Brian Setzer Orchestra has booked a brief run in December in support of "Boogie Woogie Christmas", to be released Oct. 12 on Surfdog Records. On the books are shows on Dec. 16 at the Pala (Calif.) Casino, Dec. 17 at the Trump 29 Casino in…

  11. What Rufus 'Wants': A New Album

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright will on Nov. 16 release "Want Two," the companion to his 2003 Dreamworks/Geffen album "Want One." Singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright will on Nov. 16 release "Want Two," the companion to his 2003 Dreamworks/Geffen album "…

  12. Waits Plans Single U.S. Show

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Following a brief European tour, Tom Waits has scheduled a lone U.S. concert date this year. Following a brief European tour, Tom Waits has scheduled a lone U.S. concert date this year. The Oct. 18 show at Seattle's Paramount Theater will be one of only two North American shows the…

  13. Judge Strikes Down Anti-Bootleg Law

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A New York federal judge on Friday struck down a 1994 law banning the sale of bootleg recordings of live music, ruling the law unfairly grants "seemingly perpetual protection" to the original performa A New York federal judge on Friday struck down a 1994 law banning the sale of…

  14. Price Recovering From Heart Surgery

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ray Price is recovering from weekend heart surgery in a Houston hospital. Ray Price is recovering from weekend heart surgery in a Houston hospital. After complaining of chest pains late last week, the veteran country artist underwent surgery on Saturday to remove a blockage in the main artery…

  15. Prydz, Green Day Lock Down U.K. Charts

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Swedish DJ Eric Prydz started a second week atop the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Sept. 26) with "Call on Me" (Data/Ministry of Sound), while Green Day's "American Idiot" (Reprise) became the punk tr Swedish DJ Eric Prydz started a second week atop the U.K. singles…

  16. A Closer Look At Music & Television This Week (Sept. 27-Oct. 2, 2004)

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Sept. 27-Oct. 2, 2004) The air is crisper and the days a little bit shorter. The leaves are starting to turn. Autumn has arrived! And with it comes a seemingly renewed approach by the suppliers of television…

  17. Hot Product

    September 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Brian Wilson Don’t It Make You ‘Smile?’ Nearly four decades after it was initially slated for release on Capitol, Brian Wilson's "lost" Beach Boys masterpiece "SMiLE" will finally be heard by the record-buying public. A newly recorded version of the album arrives this…

  18. Hot Product

    September 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Interpol ’Antics’ All Around New York rock act Interpol will release its highly anticipated sophomore album, "Antics," this week via Matador. The 10-track set is highlighted by the dancefloor-worthy single "Slow Hands," the slow, fragmented "Public Pervert," the…

  19. Hot Product

    September 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Will Ackerman ’Return’ To Sender Guitarist/Windham Hill Records founder Will Ackerman has re-recorded 11 of his best-known pieces for "Returning: Pieces for Guitar 1970-2004." The set is due this week as the first release on his Mary's Tree imprint, to be distributed by…

  20. Hot Product

    September 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Travis Morrison A New Plan Former Dismemberment Plan frontman Travis Morrison unveils his solo debut, "Travistan," this week via Barsuk Records. The set was co-produced by Death Cab For Cutie guitarist Chris Walla and veteran Washington, D.C., engineer Don Zientara. Guests include…

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